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Candidates Draw Ist Blood in Initial Debate of Season
The Associated Press
BOSTON - Vice President A1 Gore
and Texas Gov. George W. Bush clashed
over tax cuts,
benefits and cam-
paign finance Tuesday night in their first
campaign debate of fall, the pivot point
of the closest White House contest in a
With vacation approaching,
students and residents can
find entertainment though
local festivities and events.
By Isaac Groves
and James Miller
For students stuck in Chapel Hill over
Fall Break, local schools and organizations
are offering opportunities to do something
more than just sit in their rooms.
From dunking booths to dog shows
to baklava, there is plenty to do in
Chapel Hill this weekend, even if cam
pus is a little barren.
For starters, the Public School
Foundation is sponsoring a Walk for
Education on Saturday, which will ben
efit Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.
“This is really a great event to build
school spirit,” said Carolyn Epstein,
executive director of the foundation.
The walk starts at 3 p.m. The starting
point will be McCorkle Place and it will
stretch 1.4 miles to Lincoln Center,
which is located on Merritt Mill Road.
At Lincoln Center, there will be a
party for the walkers with food, face
painting, a band and a dunking booth.
The party will end around 5 p.m. Some
public school students will be taking
pledges for walking to raise money for
their schools, Epstein said. “(The money
from the walk) is really nice because it
doesn’t have to go through any bureau
cracy,” Epstein said. “Eighty-five per
cent of what they raise goes directly
back to the schools.”
The rest will cover the cost of the fes
tivities, Epstein said.
For those interested in Greek culture,
East Chapel Hill High, on Weaver Dairy
Road, will be hosting a Greek Festival,
sponsored by the St. Barbara Greek
Orthodox Church of Durham this week
end. A portion of the proceeds will ben
efit the Red Cross of Durham and
Orange counties, a classics department
scholarship at East Chapel Hill High and
the St. Barbara’s church building fund.
The festival will feature Greek music
and dancers. “The public gets up and
dances with the dancers and they
absolutely love it,” saidjeannie Balafas,
advertising chairwoman of the festival
There will also be food, cooking
demonstrations, arts and crafts and a
silent auction. The festival will be held
from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, 11
a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday andl 1 a.m. to 6
p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
For children aged four to 14 who
want to show off their pet pooches,
Carrboro will host a Kid’s Dog Show at
1 p.m. Saturday at Henry Anderson
Park. Children participating must sign
up by Friday at the Carrboro
Recreational and Parks Department,
and the event is open to all residents.
“Kids can show any breed,” said
Carol Rosemond, recreation superin
tendent. “But the dogs have to be six
months old and have their shots.”
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from the outset,
that his rival’s
tax plan would
money on tax cuts for the wealthiest 1
percent than all of the new spending he
proposes for education, health care, pre
scription drugs and national defense, all
But Bush, standing a few feet away on
Community Celebrates 100 Years of Wolfe
By Tori Kiser
Amid the pounding of jack
hammers from Student Union
construction, the 28-hour read
ing of Thomas Wolfe’s novel,
“Look Homeward, Angel”
wrapped up Tuesday in the Pit
with a centennial birthday cele
bration for the author.
Students, faculty and other
members of the UNC commu
nity gathered at noon as a 4-
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Carolina Dining Services' Hattie Anderson adds some final touches to the Thomas Wolfe birthday cake. The birthday
party, held in the Pit from Oct. 2 to Oct. 3, celebrated the 100th birthday of Wolfe.
Author's College Years
By Stephanie Horvath
Before Thomas Wolfe was
regarded as one of the greatest
writers of the 20th century, the
Asheville native was chasing skirts
and packing his days with club
meetings at UNC.
Wolfe, the author of “Look
Homeward, Angel,” unwillingly
came to UNC when he was just 15.
Wolfe had wanted to attend
Princeton, but the cost was too
great, wrote Richard Walser in his
biography, titled “Thomas Wolfe
Wolfe chose UNC over going to
work, and this week’s activities hon
oring his 100th birthday indicate
that the University is glad he did.
As close to magic as I've ever been.
Thomas Wolfe, on his days at UNC
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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
a debate stage at the University of
Massachusetts, said Gore’s economic
plan would offer tax cuts only to the
middle class. “Everybody who pays
taxes ought to get relief,” Bush said. At
the same time, he said, Gore’s blueprint
would produce bigger government with
200 “new or expanded programs” and
20,000 new bureaucrats.
“It empowers Washington,” added
the governor, who hastened to tell a
national viewing audience he was from
foot-long birthday cake was
sliced in remembrance of the
famous UNC alumnus.
Leading the event was
English Professor Joseph Flora,
chairman of the Thomas Wolfe
“The Thomas Wolfe
Centennial Committee has been
planning for two years for the
celebration of Wolfe’s 100th
birthday,” said Amy Brannock,
director of Arts Carolina. “Most
of the celebration has been con
At UNC, Wolfe participated in
activities ranging from acting for the
Carolina Playmakers to editing the
Tar Heel, the weekly campus news
Walser portrayed Wolfe as a typ
ical undergraduate. He never did
laundry, instead buying new clothes
when the dirty ones became
unbearable. He hated the cafeteria
food and declared that the pancakes
felt “‘like lead to the stomach.’”
According to Walser, Wolfe
gained a reputation for being “quick"
with women and “could not be trust
ed with well-bred Southern girls.”
After graduating from UNC in
1920, Wolfe went to Harvard
University and received his master
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west Texas - not the nation’s capital.
Gore and Bush met for the first of
three presidential debates over the next
two weeks, each man seeking advantage
in a race so close that poll after poll
shows them within a point or two of one
The vice presidential candidates,
Democrat Joseph Lieberman and
Republican Dick Cheney, debate
Thursday in Kentucky.
Jim Lehrer of PBS was moderator,
ducted on the UNC campus,
but there have been events all
over North Carolina.”
Wolfe’s first and most famous
novel, “Look Homeward,
Angel,” was read by 80 volun
teers for 20 minutes each.
Chancellor James Moeser
began the readings at 8 a.m.
Monday and was followed by
students, faculty and other vol
unteers. Other dignitaries,
including Chapel Hill Mayor
Rosemary W'aldorf, joined stu
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Centennial Committee Chairman Joseph Flora
celebrates alumnus Thomas Wolfe's 100th birthday.
operating under strict rules negotiated in
advance by the Gore and Bush camps.
Lehrer said it was the first 90-minute
debate between the two major party
rivals -a format excluding Ralph Nader
and Pat Buchanan, running as minor
In a reprise of his acceptance speech
at this summer’s Democratic National
Convention, Gore said it is important to
stand up to special interests, pharma
ceutical companies among them. “Big
dents and professors in the read
ing. Student Body President Brad
Matthews read the last pages of
the book at noon Tuesday.
“Students were very
involved; some of them brought
sleeping bags while the reading
continued through the night,”
Flora said. “People were calling
us from Greensboro and
Winston-Salem asking to come
and read here.”
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drug companies support Governor
Bush’s prescription drug proposal,” he
said. “They oppose mine.”
Bush made a sour face when he heard
that, and in his next breath offered a
“I’ve been standing up to ‘big
Hollywood’ and ‘big trial lawyers,’” he
shot back, mentioning two groups that
have lavished campaign donations on
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At 5 Factory Sites
The study analyzed the factory practices
according to UNC's specific labor standards,
including wages, working hours and safety.
By Joanna Housiadas
Finally meeting longstanding student demands, officials
released a report Tuesday analyzing labor practices in inter
national factories that produce UNC-licensed products.
“It’s a piece of hard data,” said Rut Tufts, director of auxil
iary services and co-chairman of the Licensing and Labor Code
Advisory Committee, which released the
report. “It provides the solid groundwork
for further study.”
UNC, along with five other major
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participated in the study that began
September 1999 and was codesigned by
the Collegiate Licensing Company.
In the study, five U.S. companies
under contract with these institutions,
including Jan Sport, College Concepts
and MJ. Soffe, allowed one of their com
pany’s manufacturing sites to be moni
tored by Verite, a nonprofit auditing
organization hired by the CLC. The fac
tories studied were located in Costa Rica,
El Salvador, Korea, Mexico and Taiwan.
The report answered demands set forth in the agreement
reached in April 1999 between interim Chancellor Bill McCoy
and the student activist group Students for Economic Justice.
The agreement ended a three-day student sit-in held in the
lobby of South Building where students demanded full pub
lic disclosure of all factory locations that produce UNC appar
el. “(The study) shows that our licensees have a long way to go
in eliminating sweatshops,” said Todd Pugatch, a senior mem
ber of SEJ and student representative for the advisory com
mittee. “It’s a good first step to see what challenges are
involved in eliminating them.”
Tufts said the study conducted preliminary monitoring
according to nine specific labor standards that UNC supports,
including living wages, working hours, child labor and safety.
The company also tested how informed and ready the fac
tories were in adhering to labor codes and standards.
Monitoring at most sites is currently done by labor watch
dog agencies such as the Fair Labor Association, of which
UNC is a member. The FLA monitors through a system of
internal auditors and delegates who work direcdy with the
companies being examined, while Verite acts as an indepen
dent, third-party monitor.
Verite reported recommendations for changes at each fac
tory site, which was then given four to five months to imple
ment the changes. Re-evaluations were then conducted to see
the progress made in each factory. Additional management
follow-ups were conducted as needed. “We found that all these
sites have problems, and this wasn’t a surprise,” Tufts said.
“We have begun to see improvements. (The committee’s)
goal has been to improve the factories, not to catch them (in
violation). Implementation is important - you don’t get any
thing done by catching them.”
But Tufts said there are two main obstacles to monitoring
and implementation - the excessive cost and UNC’s indirect
contact with the factories. Tufts said it takes about $3,000 to
$3,500 to monitor a site. UNC has 585 licensees and at least
2,500 manufacturing sites working for the licensees.
Tufts also said UNC’s indirect relationship to the factory
sites -and the number of middlemen involved - makes it hard
to implement labor codes that UNC supports. The University
has a contract with the CLC, and it is the CLC that deals direct
ly with the licensees. And Tufts said the licensees often don’t
own the factory sites where implementation is most crucial.
He said each company has its own codes and that factories
must adhere to all of them. “In the debate over labor issues,
code implementation has largely been overlooked - yet it’s
the hardest part,” Tufts said.
“This is just chapter one of a 100-chapter book."
The University Editor can be reached at email@example.com.
Wednesday, October 4, 2000
Director of Auxiliary
said the report is a
step toward better